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The EUPCN publishes a toolbox series, with new titles appearing biannually. A toolbox focuses on the main theme of the Presidency and aims to support practitioners. It is a prevention-oriented manual in which we look at the difficulties and attempts to prevent the crime. The first part gives the current intelligence picture on the theme or presents an overview of the existing policies and legislative measures. The second and third part discuss good practices and also give recommendations on how to prevent the crime.

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The fifteenth EUCPN Toolbox is published in the framework of the topic of the Romanian Presidency of the EUCPN: preventing the victimisation of minors — online and offline. The particular focus of the present Toolbox is on awareness-raising and effective communication with minors in the digital age. Since the rise of the internet, minors’ use of media and ICTs has changed dramatically, and continues to do so. This necessitates the continuous evaluation of communication strategies and their adaptation to new realities. This Toolbox covers the pros and cons, dos and don’ts of social media marketing, influencers, game-based learning and gamification, online police officers, and smartphone apps in crime prevention, and how they compare to old-school offline interventions. This Toolbox consists of three parts. The first paints the current intelligence picture: what we know about the victimisation of minors and their ICT and media use. The second gives an overview of good practices, both providing recommendations and identifying pitfalls. The third lists a number of good examples from practice.

How can we use the internet effectively to prevent the victimisation of minors in the EU?

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Our monitors present an overview of the current state of affairs and the most important European data on the phenomenon as well as recent trends. It also introduces strategies for the prevention of the phenomenon.

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Environmental crime, and thus wildlife trafficking, is a new EU priority amongst the ten priorities of the EU Policy Cycle. There are indicators that organised crime groups are involved. Illegal wildlife trafficking negatively impacts economic and social development, governance and biodiversity. The EU is considered the top global importer in terms of value of wildlife, ranging from live reptiles and birds to caviar and reptile skins. Additionally, the major ports and airports of the EU are important transit points for trafficking activities. The objective of this monitor is to identify opportunities for action in the prevention of wildlife trafficking. These opportunities can be largely divided in four categories. First of all, there are promising existing tools that are worth promoting because they have proven their potential in the prevention and fight against wildlife trafficking. Secondly, the EC in its progress report and the experts have identified certain key actors that are interesting target groups for awareness campaigns. A third category of opportunities for action are  awareness raising campaigns concerning ‘booming’ species that are currently being illegally trafficked in the EU. Finally, there is room for raising awareness with regard to the importance of document fraud and corruption in the criminal chain of illegal wildlife trafficking.

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Thematic paper / policy paper

These papers are published by the EUCPN in connection with the theme of the Presidency and aim at policymakers. They are written as an overview to help understand the definition of the theme and also pay attention to the current European law and legislative actions.

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This policy paper was written in tandem with the toolbox ‘Community-Oriented Policing in the European Union Today’ and focusses on the main theme of the Austrian Presidency; Community-oriented Policing. Since it would not be advisable to create a ‘one for all’ COP procedure for all EU Member States (MS), we decided to focus on the various policy and legislative measures on Community-Oriented Policing (COP) taken by the EU Member States.This policy paper first looks into the EU policy on COP. After discussing the reasons to implement COP in the different MS, it presents an overview of the methods MS use to implement COP. Chapter five formulates how COP officers engage with minorities. Finally, chapter six gives a brief overview of how the six pillars of COP are implemented in the national COP strategies.

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